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Sinners and Saints: Insects and Other Invertebrates in the Garden

Gateway Greening Bell Demonstration Garden 3871 Bell, St. Louis, MO, United States

-- Bell Garden hands-on talk, tour and picnic lunch

Gateway Greening Bell Demonstration Garden
3871 Bell, St. Louis, MO 63108

Registration required. Cost: $12.50 (includes picnic lunch). Space is limited to 40. Register below.

Known as Gateway Greening’s outdoor office, Bell Demonstration Garden is a thriving community resource for urban gardening activities. It features a traditional community garden as well as 20 garden demonstration beds. Join us for a picnic lunch, hands-on activities and tour of Bell Garden and learn more about the roles insects and other invertebrates play in urban gardening. We’ll talk about how to manage pests by attracting beneficial organisms to the garden. Talk, tour and picnic lunch are outdoors, so dress appropriately!

$12.50

Faulty Flood Statistics and Public Safety

OASIS at the Center of Clayton 50 Gay Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

Registration required. FREE to the first 10 registrants, $10 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome. Register below.

Featured Speaker: Robert Criss, Ph.D., Professor of Geology, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

The succession of recent Mid-western floods includes many new records, demonstrating official estimates for flood risk are incorrect. This serious error arises from the neglect of attention to progressive changes to climate, land use, and river channels in the underlying statistical analysis. A familiar result is the current overuse of terms such as “another 100-year flood,” but far more serious consequences are underpriced flood insurance, floodplain developments, levee failures, flooded nuclear power plants, and counterproductive, uneconomical river projects. The superiority of revised risk calculations that accommodate temporal change is testable, but the implementation of better methodology by relevant agencies can be impeded by institutional hubris that includes chronic dismissal of failure. Don’t miss this important talk on assessing flood risk in the Midwest.

Plants of the Bible

OASIS at the Center of Clayton 50 Gay Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

Registration required. FREE to the first 10 registrants, $10 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome. Register below.

Featured Speaker: John Hensley, St. Louis Master Gardner, Missouri Botanical Garden Volunteer

Have you ever wondered if there was a real burning bush, or manna? What is gall? From Genesis to Revelations, there are numerous references to plants in the Bible. St. Louis Master Gardener, John Hensley, gives you the answers to these and other interesting questions in this insightful talk on plants that were important to the people of the Bible and that are referenced in their stories.

The Lost and (Found) Architectural Heritage of St. Louis

OASIS at the Center of Clayton 50 Gay Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

Registration required. FREE to the first 10 registrants, $10 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome. Register below.

Featured Speaker: Michael R. Allen, Director and Architectural Historian, Preservation Research Office; Coordinator and Lecturer, American Culture Studies Program, Washington University – St. Louis University College

When the forces of economic and civic power give rise to great architecture, we rejoice. When the same forces, under different circumstances, destroy great buildings, we lament. Architectural historian Michael R. Allen presents stories from the city’s lost architectural history, as well as buildings that were replaced with equal or greater works of architecture, and how public memory can keep any building alive eternally.

Science and Statistics Looks at Ferguson and Police Use of Deadly Force

OASIS at the Center of Clayton 50 Gay Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

Registration required. FREE to the first 10 registrants, $10 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome. Register below.

Featured Speaker: Richard Rosenfeld, Ph.D., Founders Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri - St. Louis

University of Missouri St. Louis criminologist and Founders professor, Richard Rosenfeld, examines four issues that emerged during the protests and community unrest associated with the killing of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in August of 2014.